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Mike Grey
03-13-2001, 11:22 PM
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in Motor Control at the
Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg, Denmark. The PhD studentship
is available starting in the summer or fall 2001. The position is fully
funded for three years by the Danish National Research Foundation.

We are searching for a student to work on a project to expand on our current
work investigating how the central nervous system uses peripheral feedback
during walking. The purpose of the proposed project is to determine the
relative functional importance of feedback from sensory afferents during
walking in humans.

The Department

The purpose of the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI) is to study
basic and clinical aspects of human sensory-motor interaction and to develop
methods to restore impaired sensory-motor functions. In the Motor Control
group we conduct theoretical and experimental analyses of the interaction
between motor and sensory control mechanisms in the central nervous system
and the biomechanical structures of upper and lower extremities. The
research is focused on the importance of the peripheral mechanisms in human
automatic movement control by biomechanical and electro-physiological
methods (gr. I & II muscle afferents), and the importance of group III & IV
afferents in spinal sensory-motor integration

The background of PhD students at SMI varies from Engineering (Electrical,
Mechanical, and Biomedical) to Medicine. Currently there are about 30 PhD
students enrolled at SMI coming from all over the world. Approximately 50%
of our current students are from foreign countries.

You are encouraged to visit our home page at http://www.smi.auc.dk/

Requirements

The successful candidate should have a completed a Masters Degree in an
appropriate field of study (e.g., Kinesiology, Medicine, Engineering, or a
related field). Preferably, the candidate will have some experience in
Neuroscience or Biomechanics.

Applicants need to submit by May 1, or as soon as possible after this date:
CV including GRE scores, TOEFL score (if appropriate), and email addresses
of three references.

Contact

For more information please contact:

Mike Grey
Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction
Aalborg University
Fredrik Bajersvej 7 D3
DK-9220 Aalborg , Denmark

email: mg@smi.auc.dk
ph:(+45) 9635 8797
fax:(+45) 9815 4008

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